What is the difference between a licensed hypnotherapist and a certified hypnotherapist?

Hypnotherapy is not a licensed profession as it has been determined time and time again that it is generally safe and does not require the regulations and restrictions of government oversight. After all, you are not ‘diagnosing,’ and most certainly not ‘prescribing.’ The profession is self-regulated, and true hypnotherapy schools need to be licensed while practitioners are considered to be certified.